Snowshoeing treks : Le creux de Lachat
Hameau de Montagny, 73340, Arith
From 01/12 to 15/04.
Between the forest and the mountain pastures, the lodge at Creux de Lachat welcomes you warmly for a meal or a night. The lodge is also accessible from the Nordic ski centre of Saint François de Sales on snowshoes or skis.
At the chapel in the hamlet of Montagny, turn left and follow the forest road to the end of the tarred section of the road. Continue on foot along the forest trail. After the switchback turn, leave this track for the path on the right (towards Mariet d'Arith) and take the old Roman road. At the end of about 500 m, at the wayside cross, continue on the left path to reach Mariet above. Take the left path again. After passing a few chalets, you will arrive at the edge of the wood; follow the markers on the left to get to Creux de Lachat. The trail climbs into the forest to an intersection, which indicates the lodge at Creux de Lachat, 20 min. From the lodge, you can reach the Col de Cochette by the route that passes along the ridge, then goes down to Montagny along the barns at Montorset (see the IGN map).